May Flowers

Flower Cupcakes@The Seven Year Cottage

This month provides many opportunities to play hostess.

Whether you’re planning brunch in honor of mom, a luncheon to express appreciation for hardworking teachers, birthday parties, or a bridal tea…

Cupcakes abloom with colorful candy flowers, lend a springtime feel to any May menu!

Candy Flower Cupcakes

  • 12 cupcakes (undecorated)
  • 16oz. can chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate jimmies/sprinkles
  • Sunkist Fruit Gems (6-2.05oz. packages)
  • Mega Candy Buttons
  • Colored toothpicks
  • 1/4 c. white chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • Wax paper

To create flowers, separate green candy disks from the rest and set aside.

Insert one red toothpick into each of the raspberry and grapefruit flavored candies, a yellow toothpick into each lemon candy, and an orange toothpick into the orange.

Remove candy buttons in the colors of your choice from paper backing.  Melt white chocolate chips.  Dab a tiny amount onto the backs of candy buttons, then quickly adhere to flower fronts.

For leaves, pour granulated sugar onto a sheet of wax paper.  Carefully cut green candies in half with a sharp knife.  Press the sticky edges into sugar granules until well-coated.  Insert one green toothpick into each leaf.

Using a small metal spatula or butter knife, spread a thin layer of chocolate frosting over the surface of cupcakes.  Gently roll edges of wet frosting in a shallow bowl filled with chocolate jimmies.

Place two candy flowers atop each cupcake at varying heights, followed by one leaf.

Serve and enjoy!

*Yields one dozen cupcakes.

Hollie

39 responses to May Flowers

  1. So adorable! They remind me of Mary Englebreit’s flowers!

  2. These are adorable! They would look great on a table with my Spring Cookies I did this week! I may have to make a batch of each :)
    Catherine
    http://tbc-tobecontinued.blogspot.com/2012/05/spring-y-decorated-sugar-cookies.html

  3. Hi Hollie — thanks for sharing these yummy cupcakes at Craft Junkie Too — I have them featured on my Facebook this week-end. Super yummy!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Craft-Junkie-Too/162946417058976

    Tracy

  4. malia says:

    Hi Hollie, These are amazing– just like all your baked goods! They remind me a little of Mary Engelbreit’s art… another very creative person ( -:

    xoxo Malia

  5. Debra Kapellakis says:

    They are pretty and fun.

  6. Winnie says:

    BEAUTIFUL !!
    I decorate cakes like this and all kids just love it
    Your cupcakes are colorful and cheerful

  7. Jodi says:

    This is such a great design. I absolutely love them.

  8. Lisa says:

    Those are adorable. So fun for spring.

  9. Dawn says:

    Hello-stopping by from Kelly’s Korner. We live in SC but love the Nashville area and visit several times a year! We would love to eventually relocate…so I thought it would be fun to “meet friends” in the area! :) Look forward to your blog! You can catch up with my blog at http://www.littlebuddyburns.blogspot.com

  10. Mandy says:

    These are definitely going on my to make list!

  11. These are so creative and cute!! Great idea!

  12. Jill says:

    Such cute flower cupcakes!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  13. Beautiful. The presentation is so cute and so fun. I would love it if you would stop by and share at Lines Across.
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2012/05/cure-for-common-monday-39.html
    I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel

  14. Christy says:

    Too Cute!

  15. six sisters says:

    These are so stinkin cute!! Love the flowers! We’re so glad you joined us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

  16. Simply adorable! These look almost too good to eat! Thanks so much for sharing. :-) Have a great night!

  17. Dulce fresa says:

    Wow! such a beautiful cupcakes..
    Love them :)

  18. Katie says:

    These cupcakes are soooo cute! Perfect for the flowery summer season!! I would LOVE to have you share these at my link party and even enter the giveaway!!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-11-giveaway.html

  19. Chrissy says:

    These are adorable! I think I may make something similar for a ladies party. Would you consider sharing them at my party?
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2012/05/taylor-house-thursday-7.html

  20. Oh how cute are these!!! You always have the best and cutest ideas:-) These are great for all the summer months coming up!!!

  21. Michelle says:

    Totally cute way to decorate cupcakes. The kids will love making these. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

  22. Alyssa says:

    These cupcakes are so cute! These are perfect for spring and Mother’s Day. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-your-talent-thursday-6.html. I hope to see you there!

  23. Those are so cute! What a great idea!

  24. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Hollie,
    I just love you May Flowers and all the pretty colors, they are just adorable! Hope you have a Very Special Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. Those look wonderful! They are perfect for spring!

  26. Pam says:

    Thank you so much for linking up these adorable cupcakes on Dare to Share. I am featuring them on my Facebook page. I look forward to see what you link up next.

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/05/dare-to-share-7.html

  27. Lisa says:

    These are adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  28. Adorable! I’m feeling a little touch of Mary Engelbreit in these whimsical treats! Featuring on FB today!

  29. Holley says:

    These cupcakes are adorable! We’d love for you to share at our Tasty Tuesday linky party over at http://www.aletteredlife.blogspot.com ~Holley

  30. Mary says:

    These cupcakes are so sweet! I’m not the baker in our house, but I think even I could do these proud. LOL Thanks so much for sharing them! ~Mary

  31. So darn cute! Love these for any party! Pinning and featuring tonight! Thank so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

    –Trish

  32. Sooo cute & they look yummy too :) Thank you for linking up your wonderful ideas & I hope you will stop by & link up to My Favorite Things Friday Party this week too! I look forward to what you have to share!
    XoXo
    Iffy

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